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Layered ISTAR 'critical' to evolving operations

11th April 2012 - 17:01 GMT | by Andrew White in London


The UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF) and Raytheon UK have described the use of layered ISTAR assets as ‘critical’ to current operations.

According to RAF Sentinel crews and business development executives at the company, such a capability has developed innovative concept of operations (CONOPS) in the contemporary operating environment.

Head of airborne systems at Raytheon UK, Paul Francis, said: ‘The layer of ISTAR capability is critical to deliver a mix for operations. Sentinel, Shadow and the introduction of UAVs provide low-complex to high-complex operations [coverage].’

However, Francis warned: ‘UAVs are not the panacea we all thought they would be. manned-unmanned

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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